Career Fair Encourages Students to Make Professional Connections
A Concordia students talks with representatives from Sandhills Publishing. Photo by Jordyn Sturms.
by Bethany Schilling
The 2017 Career and Graduate Day Fair on Friday, Feb. 3 hosted representatives from multiple businesses, graduate schools and internship programs, giving students the opportunity to make connections and improve their professional profile.
Students engaged with employers from Menards, Cabela’s, Sandhills Publishing and Hudl, a software company for coaches and athletes, in Janzow’s Cattle Conference Room. There were also representatives from education programs, summer camps, Creighton University’s nursing program, UNL law school and some military organizations.
Junior chairperson Zane Francescato worked with students involved in Phi Beta Lambda to coordinate with companies to make the event possible.
“It’s more than just looking for a career,” Francescato said. “It’s developing the skills necessary to have a successful professional life.”
Those in attendance were encouraged to dress nicely and initiate business conversations with the professional representatives. Corey Gray, director of career development and retention, said he hopes that employers enjoy interacting with students and seeing what they have to offer.
“One piece of developing is introducing yourself to people of various industries and learning more about the work force and the labor market,” Gray said. “That’s what the career and graduate fair is all about.”